Archive for Monday, April 5, 2010

Severe thunderstorm watch expires

Round of severe storms dump rain, small hail on area

April 5, 2010, 6:39 a.m. Updated April 5, 2010, 12:40 p.m.


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12:40 p.m.

As of noon, the severe thunderstorm watch has expired for all nearby counties in northeast Kansas.

Atchison County, as well as other counties in northwest Missouri, continue to be under a severe thunderstorm watch.

More severe weather is possible this evening or overnight.

11:20 a.m.

The National Weather service has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch in Johnson County as well. The rest of the watch continues.

10:02 a.m.

As of 10 a.m., the National Weather Service has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County, as well as Shawnee and Franklin counties.

The watch continues for Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson and Jefferson Counties, among others in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri.

9:28 a.m.

As of 9:15 a.m., all severe thunderstorm warnings have expired.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in place until noon today.

9:14 a.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning for NW Douglas County will expire at 9:15 a.m.

That will end the severe thunderstorm warnings for Douglas County.

Two strong storm cells continue to track through Douglas County, however, with the possibility of smaller hail and heavy rain persisting for some time longer.

8:57 a.m.

Meteorologists from our sister company, KTKA-TV, have reported 1" hail from the storm that is tracking toward Lecompton and the northwest corner of Douglas County.

The National Weather Service has several reports of 1" hail in the Topeka area.

Those in the path of this storm are advised to seek shelter.

The formerly severe storm is passing over Clinton Lake and will bring heavy rain and pea-sized hail to southwest Lawrence soon, with the rest of Lawrence thereafter.

8:45 a.m.

The more southern of the two severe thunderstorm warnings for Douglas County has been allowed to expire as of 8:45 a.m.

A strong storm, however, is still tracking in the direction of Lawrence, with heavy rain, small hail and strong winds still expected in the area.

The storm, however, was no longer expected to meet the criteria of a severe thunderstorm warning.

8:40 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a second severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County until 9:15 a.m.

The warning covers most of Shawnee County, including the city of Topeka, southwest Jefferson County in addition to northwest Douglas County and the city of Lecompton.

At 8:31 a.m., doppler radar indicated a strong storm capable of producing quarter-sized hail was located three miles west of Auburn, moving northeast at 35 mph.

Stay with for updates.

8:15 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a new severe thunderstorm warning for western Douglas County until 8:45 a.m.

The watch does not yet include the city of Lawrence.

Another storm was poised to roll through Douglas County just an hour after an early morning storm moved through the area dropping heavy rain and pea-sized hail on portion of south southern and east Lawrence as well as rural areas of Douglas County, including Pleasant Grove.

Radar indicates the latest storm has the potential to produce quarter-size hail. At 8:07 a.m., the storm was located six miles north of Osage City, moving northeast at 40 mph.

7:23 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch will be in effect for Douglas County until noon on Monday.

The watch also covers all adjacent counties and most of northeast Kansas.

The watch replace a severe thunderstom warning the National Weather Service put in place for the middle part of Douglas County, from 6:30 a.m. until 7:15 a.m.

Early waves of that storm passed through Lawrence about 6:50 dropping heavy rain and pea-sized hail in portions of southern and east Lawrence. The main part of the storm, however, the part that actually prompted the severe thunderstorm warning, remained southeast of the city of Lawrence, passing through mostly rural areas of Douglas County.

At 6:58 p.m., the storm was located 3 miles northwest of Vinland, moving northeast. At 6:48 a.m., the storm was located near Pleasant Grove. A severe weather statement from the weather service said hail as large as half dollar size was possible with this specific part of the storm. Shortly before 6:30 a.m., the storm was located near Globe, moving east at 35 mph.

Large hail and lightning were expected to be the biggest threat from this storm.

Stay with for the latest severe weather updates.


BruceWayne 8 years, 2 months ago

rollover accident westbound k-10 and evening star. several first responders on site, traffic very slow.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 2 months ago

good morning, spring storms and it is April. okay.

ryknow1976 8 years, 2 months ago

Why didn't the district cancel school??? Don't they know this rain might ruin the kids' iPods and cell phones???? OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH the humanity.

headdoctor 8 years, 2 months ago

When you walk out the door in the morning and see this in the sky......

.....just go back inside, have another cup of coffee, and stay home. It is NOT going to be a good day.

ryknow1976 8 years, 2 months ago

A cookie for anyone who can name that band...

ryknow1976 8 years, 2 months ago

Good job. Now go outside. Take 45 paces to the east, turn north, skip for 2.7 minutes. Walk up to the first tree, shake your fist at it and a cookie will fall from the sky.

Scruggsy 8 years, 2 months ago

We fought him hard, we fought him well. Out on the plains, we gave him hell.

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